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Linear Algebra with Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Otto Bretscher

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 15, 2008

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Offering the most geometric presentation available, Linear Algebra with Applications, Fourth Edition emphasizes linear transformations as a unifying theme. This elegant textbook combines a user-friendly presentation with straightforward, lucid language to clarify and organize the many techniques and applications of linear algebra. Exercises and examples make up the heart of the text, with abstract exposition kept to a minimum. Extensive problem sets keep students involved in the material, while genuine applications for a broad range of sciences prepares them for the methods and models of contemporary scientists. In addition, the wealth and variety of exercise sets enable instructors to design a course to best suit the goals and needs of their students. This revision reflects careful review and appropriate changes to the wording of each idea, while preserving the content structure of the previous edition.


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Table of Contents

1. Linear Equations

1.1 Introduction to Linear Systems

1.2 Matrices, Vectors, and Gauss-Jordan Elimination

1.3 On the Solutions of Linear Systems; Matrix Algebra

 

2. Linear Transformations

2.1 Introduction to Linear Transformations and Their Inverses

2.2 Linear Transformations in Geometry

2.3 Matrix Products

2.4 The Inverse of a Linear Transformation

 

3. Subspaces of R" and Their Dimensions

3.1 Image and Kernel of a Linear Transformation

3.2 Subspace of R"; Bases and Linear Independence

3.3 The Dimension of a Subspace of R"

3.4 Coordinates

 

4. Linear Spaces

4.1 Introduction to Linear Spaces

4.2 Linear Transformations and Isomorphisms

4.3 The Matrix of a Linear Transformation

 

5. Orthogonality and Least Squares

5.1 Orthogonal Projections and Orthonormal Bases

5.2 Gram-Schmidt Process and QR Factorization

5.3 Orthogonal Transformations and Orthogonal Matrices

5.4 Least Squares and Data Fitting

5.5 Inner Product Spaces

 

6. Determinants

6.1 Introduction to Determinants

6.2 Properties of the Determinant

6.3 Geometrical Interpretations of the Determinant; Cramer's Rule

 

7. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

7.1 Dynamical Systems and Eigenvectors: An Introductory Example

7.2 Finding the Eigenvalues of a Matrix

7.3 Finding the Eigenvectors of a Matrix

7.4 Diagonalization

7.5 Complex Eigenvalues

7.6 Stability

 

8. Symmetric Matrices and Quadratic Forms

8.1 Symmetric Matrices

8.2 Quadratic Forms

8.3 Singular Values

 

9. Linear Differential Equations

9.1 An Introduction to Continuous Dynamical Systems

9.2 The Complex Case: Euler's Formula

9.3 Linear Differential Operators and Linear Differential Equations

 

Appendix A. Vectors

Answers to Odd-numbered Exercises

Subject Index

Name Index

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